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Parenting Today’s Teens

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Rank #162 in Kids & Family category

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Christianity
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Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston

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Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston

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By jordynkatewashere - Jul 02 2019
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I listen every night and love it but I’m 11

Love this episode!

By Dawn in Dixie - Jan 14 2019
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Totally agree with his perspective! All his resources r great!

iTunes Ratings

206 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
15
6
4
7

Love it

By jordynkatewashere - Jul 02 2019
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I listen every night and love it but I’m 11

Love this episode!

By Dawn in Dixie - Jan 14 2019
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Totally agree with his perspective! All his resources r great!

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Adoption: A Parenting Toolbox

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#553 – Student Story: Aubrey

The teen years can be bumpy for any child. But sometimes, adopted teens need a little extra dose of love and patience.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares the four essential tools in every adoptive parents’ toolbox and offers practical help for navigating the adolescent years.

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Nov 02 2019

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Emotional Burnout

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There’s rarely a good time to be faced with a crisis. And for parents with out-of-control teens … the day-to-day struggle can drain every ounce of emotional energy.

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

If you’re dealing with a teen who’s caught in the spin cycle, let me give you a few tips for preventing emotional burnout.

First, take a break. Spend some time away from the stress. Something as simple as lunch with a friend can leave you feeling energized and refreshed.

Second, pull out some old photos or home videos … and remember the good ol’ days when things were innocent and fun. Let the memories restore you.

And finally, even though you might feel alone … rest assured, you are not alone. God knows. And He’s not finished with your teen.

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Nov 04 2019

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HOME REPAIRS

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Parents of rebellious teens often tell me that they feel like their house is falling apart. But no home is beyond repair!

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

If your relationships at home are falling apart … here are three things you can do to help restore a sense of peace and order.

First, try giving your teen more responsibility. You’ll be surprised by how he steps up to the plate when he has the freedom to grow up.

Second, start listening more and talking less. Your teen is far more likely to respond to two-way conversations than relentless nagging and lectures.

And finally, invest in your relationship. Maybe meet for lunch once a week … or find an activity you both enjoy.

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Oct 31 2019

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Teen Suicide

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To think that a teenager could become so hopeless that he would choose to end his life is almost too painful to imagine. But with the increasing rate of teen suicides, no parent can afford to ignore the possibility.

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

For teens, suicide is a last-ditch effort to ease the pain, to make a statement, or to get revenge on someone who wronged them. They can’t see the bigger picture—they can only see the “here and now.” Shortsighted immaturity … mixed with feelings of despair … are a lethal combination.

So if your son or daughter has been dropping subtle hints … like talking about death, or isolating themselves from others … don’t ignore the warning signs! Get your teen the help they need … before they become another statistic.

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Oct 30 2019

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The Need for Value

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Does your teenager feel valued and accepted at home? If not, they’ll go lookin’ somewhere else!

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

As parents, we do a ton of stuff for our kids. We take care of their physical needs, cart them around to school events, and give them things our parents never did for us. But all these efforts fall short of giving our kids the thing they crave most. Value. Acceptance. Belonging.

These are the virtues that build self-esteem. It gives them confidence to say “no” to temptation. And though they often find value from good grades or excelling at sports … the only place a teen can find true value is at home.

So, I’ll ask you again … does your teen feel valued? Only you can provide the true sense of worth and acceptance they so desperately need.

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Nov 01 2019

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When It’s Hard to Let Go of the Past

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#557 – Student Story: Joey

Maybe it was something your son said. Or perhaps it was something your daughter did. Whatever the mistake, there are times when letting go of a past fault is the hardest thing we can do.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston explains why forgiveness is a constant necessity in a home with teens.

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Nov 30 2019

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Parenting Teens with Conviction and Compassion

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#556 – Student Story: Harrison

You set down rules and guidelines for your teen, but they continually blow through the boundaries. Sound familiar?

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston explains that you don’t have to compromise your convictions to be compassionate. Learn how parenting with conviction and compassion can build a healthy relationship with your teen.

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Nov 23 2019

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Helping Your Teen Survive in the Jungle

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#555 – Student Story: Grant

Are you shielding your teen from outside influences? Or are you preparing them to live in the real world?

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston helps moms and dads train children to maneuver through the jungle of today’s culture without succumbing to its negative influence.

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Nov 16 2019

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Your Teen’s Search for Wisdom

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#554 – Student Story: Samantha

Thanks to technology, we have limitless knowledge at our fingertips. But deep down, teens are searching for wisdom—not information.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston teaches parents how to transfer wisdom to their teens in order to help them navigate the world and live wisely.

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Nov 09 2019

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The Spirit of Adoption

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Every day, hundreds of orphaned children find safety and love from parents who choose to adopt them.

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

I believe that adopting a child is one of the most sacrificial and God-like things anyone can do.

So in honor of National Adoption Month, I want to read from Romans chapter 8. Paul said that Christians “have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.”*

Wow! When you adopt a child … you model God’s sacrificial love for His children.

Today I want to applaud and thank those who have taken on the God-honoring role of adoptive parent. You are among today’s most brave and selfless heroes.

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Nov 05 2019

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Emotional Burnout

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#2120

There’s rarely a good time to be faced with a crisis. And for parents with out-of-control teens … the day-to-day struggle can drain every ounce of emotional energy.

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

If you’re dealing with a teen who’s caught in the spin cycle, let me give you a few tips for preventing emotional burnout.

First, take a break. Spend some time away from the stress. Something as simple as lunch with a friend can leave you feeling energized and refreshed.

Second, pull out some old photos or home videos … and remember the good ol’ days when things were innocent and fun. Let the memories restore you.

And finally, even though you might feel alone … rest assured, you are not alone. God knows. And He’s not finished with your teen.

The post Emotional Burnout appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Nov 04 2019

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Adoption: A Parenting Toolbox

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#553 – Student Story: Aubrey

The teen years can be bumpy for any child. But sometimes, adopted teens need a little extra dose of love and patience.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares the four essential tools in every adoptive parents’ toolbox and offers practical help for navigating the adolescent years.

The post Adoption: A Parenting Toolbox appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Nov 02 2019

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The Need for Value

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Read more

#2119

Does your teenager feel valued and accepted at home? If not, they’ll go lookin’ somewhere else!

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

As parents, we do a ton of stuff for our kids. We take care of their physical needs, cart them around to school events, and give them things our parents never did for us. But all these efforts fall short of giving our kids the thing they crave most. Value. Acceptance. Belonging.

These are the virtues that build self-esteem. It gives them confidence to say “no” to temptation. And though they often find value from good grades or excelling at sports … the only place a teen can find true value is at home.

So, I’ll ask you again … does your teen feel valued? Only you can provide the true sense of worth and acceptance they so desperately need.

The post The Need for Value appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Nov 01 2019

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HOME REPAIRS

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#2118

Parents of rebellious teens often tell me that they feel like their house is falling apart. But no home is beyond repair!

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

If your relationships at home are falling apart … here are three things you can do to help restore a sense of peace and order.

First, try giving your teen more responsibility. You’ll be surprised by how he steps up to the plate when he has the freedom to grow up.

Second, start listening more and talking less. Your teen is far more likely to respond to two-way conversations than relentless nagging and lectures.

And finally, invest in your relationship. Maybe meet for lunch once a week … or find an activity you both enjoy.

The post HOME REPAIRS appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Oct 31 2019

Play

Teen Suicide

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#2117

To think that a teenager could become so hopeless that he would choose to end his life is almost too painful to imagine. But with the increasing rate of teen suicides, no parent can afford to ignore the possibility.

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

For teens, suicide is a last-ditch effort to ease the pain, to make a statement, or to get revenge on someone who wronged them. They can’t see the bigger picture—they can only see the “here and now.” Shortsighted immaturity … mixed with feelings of despair … are a lethal combination.

So if your son or daughter has been dropping subtle hints … like talking about death, or isolating themselves from others … don’t ignore the warning signs! Get your teen the help they need … before they become another statistic.

The post Teen Suicide appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Oct 30 2019

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